With quad cameras and an 18:9 display, the new Doogee Mix 2 offers a lot of exciting features for ₱12,995.00.

Let’s take it out of the box and check its design, build quality, accessories and freebies. I’ll also take a couple of pictures using its dual front and dual rear cameras.


What’s inside the Doogee Mix 2 box?

Contents of the Doogee Mix 2 box.

Contents of the Doogee Mix 2 box.

The Doogee Mix 2 comes in a black box with the same design as that of its previous version, the Doogee Mix. Its color and memory are indicated – mine is the ocean blue color with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Opening the box immediately reveals the phone itself. It has clear protective stickers highlighting its features and pre-installed screen protectors in both front and back.

Underneath the device is an inner box that contains a phone case, warranty card, quick start guide and another free screen protector. This box hides two compartments where the charger, SIM ejector tool and USB Type-C cable are located. There are also two USB Type-C adaptors – one for the 3.5mm audio jack and another for microUSB 2.0.

That’s all there is inside the box. No ring stand in a curious packaging.


Doogee Mix 2 First Impressions

Hands on with the Doogee Mix 2!

Hands on with the Doogee Mix 2!

Upon picking up the Doogee Mix 2, I immediately felt its weight. It’s one of the heaviest smartphones I’ve held. This does make it feel solid and reassuring in terms of durability.

The bezels around its 5.99-inch display isn’t totally gone but it’s certainly slim at under 3mm on the sides. I’m more impressed by the chamfered metal sides that look great with the blue hue.

Chamfered sides of the Doogee Mix 2.

Chamfered sides of the Doogee Mix 2.

Its shiny back can function as a handy mirror but the pronounced camera bump punctuate the field of view. It’s also a fingerprint and smudge magnet.

The shiny back of the Doogee Mix 2.

The shiny back of the Doogee Mix 2.

The device runs on Android Nougat with Doogee OS on top. Don’t worry, it’s more polished now and gone are the cartoonish features. The icons could look better though – just install another launcher if it’s not your taste.

Swiping through the screen and checking some of the pre-installed apps (just a few of them) is smooth. I’m excited to test the benchmark and gaming performance of this device.

One issue I stumbled upon is the difficulty in setting up Face Recognition. Nevertheless, the fingerprint sensor is quick and reliable.


Doogee Mix 2 Quick Camera Tests

Now let’s check the camera quality of the Doogee Mix 2. Here’s a photo I took using the 16 + 13 Megapixel dual rear camera system:

Doogee Mix 2 sample picture, rear camera.

Doogee Mix 2 sample picture, rear camera. Full Resolution

This one is from the 8 + 8 Megapixel dual front cameras:


Doogee Mix 2 sample picture, front camera. Full Resolution

Curiously, the selfie looks better than the picture from the rear cameras. I’ll test this phone further and post the full review soon.

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Doogee Mix 2 specs:

Average rating of 3.3 stars from 10 users.
  • 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2160 Pixels), 403 ppi
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
  • MediaTek Helio P25 Chipset
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 16.0 + 13.0 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 8.0 + 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4060mAh Battery
  • 159.1 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm @ 210 g
  • 12,995.00 Official Price in the Philippines